Aishwarya Rai is considered one of the most beautiful women in India, a high profile celebrity both through her accomplishment of winning the Miss World Beauty Pageant contest at the beginning of her entertainment career. Over the course of her career she has become a leading lady star in the Bollywood film industry whose every move is followed and reported on by entertainment media. This scrutiny may seem overwhelming to some stars but she embraces it because it enables her to bring attention to the charities which she supports and is a part of.
When the average person talks about donating their eyes to the Eye Bank Association of India the public will acknowledge it as a nice move to help people in need but such talk might not have an impact on a large number of people. However, when a celebrated Indian public figure such as Aishwarya Rai talks about donating her eyes to this charity it has a huge ripple effect as her fans of which there are millions will talk about the importance of the cause.
She is an actress who despite being focused on returning to the acting spotlight after spending the past several years focused on her family has never lost sight of the importance of trying to give back to others less fortunate. She is one of the Goodwill Ambassadors of the "Smile Train" and she is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS.
Aishwarya Rai often subjects herself to public scrutiny when many in her position would avoid the spotlight because she knows that fifteen minutes of her talking about a charity that supports things such as education for girls or donating for underprivileged children can and usually does bring huge attention and needed money to these charitable causes.
Aishwarya Rai is admired by many entertainment insiders and her fans not just for her acting and beauty but also for her charitable endeavours which is one of the many reasons that she is a revered Indian celebrity.